Art Detour, Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival in downtown Phoenix, will return for its 31st year. The annual event, produced by Artlink Inc., was launched by Phoenix artists in 1989 and will feature a five-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city.
The community is invited to detour through the city and celebrate our artistic surroundings over a delightful weekend of cultural discovery. Patrons can meet artists in their working environments, start or expand their art collection, and immerse themselves in Phoenix’s arts and culture venues.
Detour-ists will be invited to step into approximately 100 artist studios, galleries, pop-up spaces and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and Kids’ Detour family-friendly activities.
The five-day event format will kick off with the opening night Art d’Core Gala celebration; span the weekend with scheduled and self-guided explorations of artist studios and exhibition spaces; and end with a symposium that will spur interest in art collecting, foster artists’ career development, and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city.